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The Other John Brown

ECW welcomes back guest author Max Longley… In the latter half of 1863, Republican Governor Andrew Curtin of Pennsylvania was busy with a re-election campaign against a Democrat who appealed to public war-weariness. Curtin was also campaigning to establish a … Continue reading

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Defending Quaker Consciences in the Confederacy

ECW welcomes guest author Max Longley John Bacon Crenshaw was clerk (chief executive) of the small Cedar Creek Meeting, a Quaker congregation in Richmond. During the war, he became an uncompensated lobbyist who strove to alleviate the sufferings of Quakers … Continue reading

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The Patriotism of the 170th…

I’ve always been fascinated with the Ohio National Guard “100 Days” men who were called into service in the spring of 1864 to guard the forts, bridges, blockhouses and railroads, thereby freeing up veteran regiments for the summer campaign. The … Continue reading

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“I am a poor colored soldier…” – Finding Private Anthony Wren

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon-Erik Gilot Several years ago the historical society in my hometown of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, received a donation of books, photographs, and papers relating to Pinkney Lewis Bone. Bone was something of a local celebrity … Continue reading

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